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Die Einsamkeit

Language: German (Deutsch)

Um mich her ist alles
   So friedsam, so still,
Mein Herz es so wünschet,
   Mein Geist es so will; 
Nicht sehn will ich Menschen,
   Nicht sehn will ich Welt,
Allein seyn und denken,
   Ist was mir gefällt. 

Wenn Unmuth mich quälet,
   Wenn Freude mich täuscht,
Und oft bittre Thränen 
   Mein Gram von mir heischt;
So trag' ich mein Leiden
   Geduldig allein,
Allein weiß ich ruhig
   Und standhaft zu seyn. 

Wie leicht sich die Seele
   Im Stillen erholt,
Wie sanft jede Stunde
   Zur Ewigkeit rollt;
Mein Wunsch, meine Wonne 
   Bist, Einsamkeit, du,
Und häuslicher Frieden,
   Und ländliche Ruh.

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Malcolm Wren [Guest Editor] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]


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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Malcolm Wren) , "Solitude", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2017-09-02.
Last modified: 2018-01-24 10:48:18
Line count: 24
Word count: 97

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